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Excavators bring to life ancient Negev fortress but find no remains from David’s time
Three sites in the Bible—and perhaps foura—are called Aroer (pronounced Ah-roe-air). We call one Aroer of the Negev. The other two—or three—are east of the Jordan River. Aroer may mean “crest of a mountain.” This very general...
Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 1983
Drought, famine, earthquakes and, ultimately, fire ended civilization at Ugarit
About 1200 B.C., civilization in the then-known world seemed to come to an end. Major urban centers from Cyprus, Anatolia, and Egypt to Palestine and Amurru were destroyed or severely damaged. Entire ethnic groups disappeared. Thus concluded...
Biblical Archaeology Review, September/October 1983
In the mid-1970s, a number of limestone ossuariesa came onto the Israeli antiquities market, the result of illegal digging. An investigation conducted by the Israel Department of Antiquities located the source of the ossuaries in the Jericho...
Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 1983